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February 23, 2017
The HIMSS 2017 conference focused on newer health IT strategies and segments such as medical imaging and avoided government regulation issues.
July 01, 2016
McKesson Corp.'s spinoff of much of its health IT portfolio has raised concern among some users about the future of its medical imaging and EHR systems.
December 01, 2015
Medical imaging vendors showcased new IT systems, as prospective users roamed the bustling show floor at the RSNA 2015 conference and attended educational sessions.
August 22, 2014
After Cerner's $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens' health IT unit, Cerner users already familiar with Siemens see the two companies' systems moving toward integration.
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Walk the corridors of any modern hospital, from intensive care to patient units to emergency rooms, and you'll see the familiar banks of workstations where doctors and nurses busily access patient records and type in critical updates. For years, those stationary desktops have been the lifeblood of patient care. And while laptops have given caregivers some degree of mobility, "nobody wants to carry around a 4.5-pound laptop all day," one hospital CIO says. Doctors and nurses looking for mobile in healthcare to engage patients inside and outside the hospital may find a cure in small tablets, and they don't require a prescription.
Our cover story examines the infiltration of digital tablets and smartphones in healthcare as seen through the eyes of hospital CIOs. Some CIOs view mobile in healthcare as vastly "underdeveloped," "disjointed" and "clunky," with a "long way to go," not to mention the integration and security nightmares mobile devices can create for IT professionals. But CIOs also see the day when mobile devices will be a seamless and invisible part of healthcare and vastly improve patient care and engagement. That's already happening in some healthcare facilities where the distinction between tablets, laptops and even workstations is disappearing, as described in another feature. In addition to becoming fixtures in hospitals and outpatient clinics, tablets are finding a home in remote patient monitoring and achieving a level of sophistication that allows doctors and radiologists to view complex medical images anytime, anywhere.
This issue also covers several options for maintaining the security of mobile in healthcare, including identity protection, mobile app management, and advanced auditing and tracking techniques.Continue Reading
More healthcare organizations are beginning to take an enterprise-wide approach to medical imaging by centralizing data in one system versus 'ology'-specific entities. Continue Reading
Remote patient monitoring, cloud medical imaging, and gamification in healthcare are strategies recommended by health IT innovation expert Rasu Shrestha, M.D. Continue Reading
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Hospitals that are looking to buy an enterprise imaging system should consider integration with other systems and analytics capabilities before making a decision. Continue Reading
Philips Healthcare executive Jeroen Tas says advanced medical imaging combined with data science is important in the transition to value-based and personalized care. Continue Reading
Medical imaging systems using analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence can help doctors practice personalized healthcare, according to a Philips Healthcare expert. Continue Reading
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As prices drop, tablet computers -- standard and hybrid models with keyboards -- are proliferating in healthcare settings ranging from clinical to chronically ill patients' homes. Continue Reading
The idea of a patient lugging around medical image files on a CD-ROM or thumb drive seems out of place in 2017. Yet some organizations have that far to progress with imaging. Continue Reading
Hospitals can prevent cybersecurity breaches by managing healthcare assets such as MRI and CT scanners and requiring mobile devices to register with an MDM solution. Continue Reading
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Consultant Nick Merkin explains why a lack of security awareness is a threat to protecting medical imaging systems and how organizations can educate staff to mitigate risks. Continue Reading
To protect medical imaging systems from breaches or attacks, hospitals should focus on cross-department cooperation and take a holistic approach to cybersecurity. Continue Reading
One neurosurgeon in upstate New York is working to reduce the risk of complex surgical procedures by using a 3D printer. In doing so, he is also seeing lower costs for surgery. Continue Reading